Court won't upset murder conviction of Detroit dad who claimed daughter was kidnapped



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DETROIT — The Michigan appeals court has affirmed the murder conviction of a Detroit man whose 2-year-old daughter has not been found.

The court says there was "sufficient circumstantial evidence" to support D'Andre Lane's convictions. He was charged with first-degree child abuse and murder committed during another felony.

Lane claimed Bianca Jones was abducted during a carjacking in 2011, a tragic story that led police and volunteers to scour Detroit's most depressed neighborhoods during the Christmas season.

But investigators soon became skeptical and believed that Bianca was killed with a stick because she wet herself and wasn't toilet-trained.

In a 3-0 decision last week, the appeals court rejected challenges to evidence introduced at trial. Lane is serving a no-parole sentence.

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